Jose Ortiz's addiction cost him everything - his job, family and home. He came to The HOPE Program because he wanted to change his life and contribute something to society. Through HOPE, he was placed at an internship at Animal Care and Control of NYC. After he completed his internship, they could not let him go.
Jose has been employed at Animal Care and Control of NYC since 2007. He has received three promotions to his current position of Supervisor. Jose says that this is his dream job and is passionate about working with animals.
Read the NY Daily News coverage of how Jose helped to rescue an elderly handicap New Yorker's only companion.